Modern technology has been forwardly progressing from time to time. In the field of language learning, new and better methods are daily being discovered. Just like what Deidra Hughey wrote in one of her articles online, that there is a very good method to learn Japanese through the use of mobile language learning applications.
These applications, according to Hughey, help learners “speak Japanese in a shorter amount of time than the average learning programs, with little to no cost”. Unlike the usual language programs to which learners are “required to adjust to their styles,” language learning applications on mobiles allow students to learn Japanese on their own suitable and available time. And on top of that, these apps “don’t cost a lot money and they are entertaining enough to hold your attention and help cut your learning time down dramatically.” Interesting, isn’t it?
Now, one application Hughey discusses is Surusu. This application can be used by any mobile units with its spaced repetition system or SRS. Unlike other language programs to which learners are required to learn a particular lesson in a given time, Surusu can save sessions even if the students decides to log out of it for a while. The next time they log in, learners will just simply review their lessons and apply the system. The best thing about Surusu is that its pace is based on the learners’ performance and not its schedule.
Discussing Surusu’s features, Hughey portrays it as customizable because learners can add notes to the lessons while reviewing them. This app program to help the studen learn the words he or she has difficult with. For example: the program displays the least known word more often than the rest of the words, this helps the student advance quicker in its learning. Like what was conferred earlier, learners can review Japanese words as many times as they want. Likewise, if learners need to know further information prior than the term itself, they can just add in some definitions and sentences to fully understand how the word is being used. Lastly, the best part of Surusu is it’s free. What a benefit!
So are you interested in learning Japanese with your mobile phone? If you have an iPhone for yourself, then you can use other downloadable language learning applications. Embrace your suitable method in learning languages and see how incredible it is to learn other foreign languages.